Fake News

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Fake News

Submitted: July 17, 2018

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Re: Fake News
 
If the term "Fake News" hasn't been accepted into the New American Oxford Dictionary then it should be soon, thanks to Donald Trump. If anything Donald Trump has forced social media goers' into being vigulent in checking facts that are posted, or at least most of us. Although it is easier for anybody to believe in a posted image that ascends to our cause or principles it may not always be truthful. When a public figure reports on a altered image that has been posted to social media for the sole purpose of misleading people without fact checking then that's irresponsible reporting. This is Fake News at its' finest.
 
The two image below is a fine example of an altered picture of a woman in protest. Someone has doctored the image (and badly), to discredit the viewpoint of the woman and more so, to publicly shame her. This image was picked up by former British Incumbent Nigel Farage who's Twitter account has 1.2 million followers. "Farage tweeted the picture and said that it was “an insult to the victims of sexual abuse in Cologne and rape in Malmo.” , (reported euronews.com).
 
This is a prime example of Fake News developed and posted by Nigel Farage. It is not just the media that has a diligence in maintaining integrity of social media, it is the responciblilty of all users. Don't let some altered image invoke discerns towards a group, faction, or individual for that is called phishing.
 
 
 
 
 


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